I grew up on the east coast, but have lived in Texas for over 20 years - two different times in Dallas-Fort Worth, a long stretch in Austin, & now here in Tyler-Longview. I married a U.T. Longhorn Nurse & we have 3 daughters who are on their own now but all still live & work in Texas. One followed her mother to the Texas School of Nursing, another’s a grad student in Accounting after going to Texas A&M, & the third went to Texas Tech & is now an Elementary School Teacher. The radio business is the only career I’ve ever had since college. It’s given me the chance to see the country & experience events that most can only imagine. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to sit down for dinner with music industry stars from all genres: Don Henley, Little Steven Van Zandt, James Taylor, Diana Ross- even Britney Spears! When people ask about my job, I always say it sure beats workin’ for a living! Here are some of my personal “top 3s”: Musicians: The Beatles, Steely Dan, The Eagles Songs: Layla, Stairway To Heaven, What A Fool Believes Concerts: Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John Movies: The Godfather (all 3), Star Wars (all 8), Dirty Harry (all 5) TV Shows: The Sopranos, 24, Hawaii 5-0 And just for laughs, here 3 things about my life that aren’t common knowledge: 1. We lived at the Jersey Shore during summers when I was a kid, so learning to surf was a must. I started when I was 10 & did it almost year round until I turned 20 & began my radio broadcasting career. 2. Thanks to a scholarship, I played small college football for DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana (offensive lineman & placekicker). John Mellencamp’s long-time guitarist Mike Wanchic was a defensive back on that Tigers team in my freshman year. 3. While working in Dallas radio from 1986-89, I also did television commentary & ring announcing for World Class Championship Wrestling. Kerry Von Erich & Freebird Michael Hayes knew me from doing promotions with 97.1 KEGL, & that Eagle connection opened the pro wrestling door for me.
Last Shot For Free Summer Fun At Schlitterbahn
Escape the Texas heat & have the hottest coolest day with your family in New Braunfels on us!
Cool Off With Free Epic Waters Passes
Spend the day with your family escaping the Texas summer heat. Win a 4-pack of water park tickets!
Win Tickets to Foreigner & Whitesnake Concert In Dallas July 21!
Register now for free tickets, & you could be inside Irving's Toyota Music Factory for the show on us!
See REO & Chicago In Dallas, On Us!
Win free tickets to the show & be at Dos Equis Pavilion on June 29th, when Kevin Cronin leads REO Speedwagon onto the concert stage. You'll see Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame band Chicago that night too!
Last Chance To Win Tickets For Next Saturday’s Cheap Trick & Poison Concert
Don't miss your shot at comped seats for their show in the Dallas Metroplex!
Win A Fun Night Out With Marshall Tucker
Celebrate Memorial Weekend at Choctaw Casino in Grant, Oklahoma, with free tickets to Saturday night's Marshall Tucker Band concert. Register now!
Fleetwood Mac’s Comin’ To Dallas- See ‘Em On Us!
The concert's next February 7th at the AAC, & we've got free tickets. Sign-up to win your pair now!
Win Free Tickets To See Steely Dan & The Doobies
Donald Fagen's new Steely Dan lineup will share the stage with the Doobie Brothers on May 25th in Irving. You can be there on us!
One Final Congratulations For Our 2018 Bracket Challenge Players
Tyler-Longview's Top 3 winners of Classic Rock 96-1 & Walk-On's 2018 Bracket Challenge are officially revealed!
2nd Straight Bonus Week: 96-Minute Music-Marathons All Day Long While You Work
For the 2nd strait Monday through Friday, we start @ 9am, & when one ends, another begins, all the way til 7. Over 9 hours of commercial-free classic rock while you work.
Special Bonus This Week: 96-Minute Music-Marathons All Day Long While You Work
This Monday through Friday we'll start 'em at 9am as usual, but as soon as one ends, another begins, all the way 'til just past 6:30pm. That's over 9 strait hours of commercial-free classic rock marathons to make your time on the job a little bit better.
Big Week For Concerts: America, Ringo, Loggins, CDB Will All Be Here Plus More to Come!
Four events are set for the 1st five nights of the month. America kicks it off in Tyler Thursday, while Charlie Daniels wraps up the series Sunday in Longview. Plus, new shows have been added to our calendar. Check 'em out!